Teacher Training

Reflections Yoga Teacher’s Training

200 & 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Training

Reflections: The Center For Conscious Living

rys200_highres_1rys_500_highres1Join Paula Tursi 20-year yoga teacher and 10-year student of Body Mind Centering and other senior teachers in the internationally renown Reflections Yoga Teacher’s training.

Paula developed Reflections as a way to merge what she found most inspiring in practices of Yoga, energetic healing and other spiritual practices, with her own personal truth.

Reflections Yoga teacher training teaches you how to live a yoga lifestyle first and then be able to truly teach from a deeper part of yourself. The Reflections program is a life-changing, life-affirming experience. Your practice is deepened through focused teaching and a strong sense of community/sangha is developed with those you practice with.

You will learn the asanas in their classic form as well as from a developmental perspective; offering a deep understanding of why the body moves as it does. Though there is a strong focus on anatomy and alignment, you will also see that movement or asana can start from the inner or outer body. Movement initiated from the inner body can be an expression of the organs, bringing awareness and health to the deeper systems of the body. You will learn how yoga can heal many maladies in the body. The asana practice will be understood far beyond exercise in terms of how it can be used to heal.
~Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Video Introduction~

How will this training affect you as a person?

The program focuses on the energetic aspects of life and the body, such as the chakras, the heart center, and also how we show up in life as energy reflected, e.g. our relationships. 

The very name of Paula’s studio reflects her orientation towards seeing ourselves and each other as energetic beings. That said, the Reflections teacher training, while offering plenty of technical instruction and anatomical information, is really about deepening your personal inner journey, unlocking any blockages to expression, and clearing the path, energetically speaking, for you to be a vehicle for yoga.

You will be encouraged to engage in activities designed to help you face your fears and emerge as a more knowledgeable, confident person in the world.

Ready to understand the many aspects of Yoga?

The approach is essentially vinyasa yoga with a strong focus on meditation and pranayama (an integral part of our teacher training), energetic awareness (bandha work, Kundalini meditations), and foundations in the philosophies of yoga (the Sutras, the Gita, mantra/chant).

There will also be some unexpected experiences revealed during the journey of your teacher training. Past offerings have included Indian dance and energetic healing sessions.

What you get after completion of the course:

The Reflections Yoga teacher training program is fully registered at the 200 hour level with Yoga Alliance. We have also recently updated our school to meet the Yoga Alliance 500 hr E-RYT status.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, each trainee will receive a Certificate of Completion as a yoga teacher. Trainees who complete the necessary contact hours and non-contact hours can register with Yoga Alliance, the national yoga teacher’s organization.

Your personal asana and meditation practice will have deepened.

You will have the ability to confidently teach yoga and will have taught a series of 10 classes to get you on your way.

What we will cover:

Reflections Yoga philosophy
The art of teaching a well sequenced yoga class
Asana alignment
Anatomy that you can use right away
Thai Massage
Actual teaching practice
And more

You are expected to:

Attend all TT sessions
Take at least 3 additional asana classes each week (included in tuition)
Complete weekly homework and projects
Develop an at home and in studio meditation practice

Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga is an East Side urban oasis in Murray Hill/Gramercy, near Gramercy Park’s well-walked paths. We invite you to transcend the tensions of city life and join us for a “just right” yoga class with some of the best and most skilled teachers in NYC, an illuminating talk, or a super cool dance party. Come to Reflections and celebrate all of who you are! We are located steps from the 6 or N/R trains to 23rd St., at 227 E. 24th St. between 2nd & 3rd aves., New York City.

Reflections Center for Conscious Living specializes in Yoga Teacher Training Programs & Retreats/Holidays/Vacations in Honduras, Costa Rica, India, Guatemala and New York and offers Yoga classes and workshops in New York City (NYC). Reflections prides itself in offering pure and essential yoga.